John 8:4

4 and said to Jesus, “Teacher, this woman was caught in the act of adultery.

Read John 8:4 Using Other Translations

They say unto him, Master, this woman was taken in adultery, in the very act.
they said to him, "Teacher, this woman has been caught in the act of adultery.
“Teacher,” they said to Jesus, “this woman was caught in the act of adultery.

What does John 8:4 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
John 8:4

They say unto him, Master
They applied to him in a handsome and respectful manner, the better to cover their ill design:

this woman was taken in adultery;
by two persons at least, who could be witnesses of it; otherwise the accusation was not legal; see ( Deuteronomy 19:15 ) ; though in the case of a wife suspected of adultery, they admitted a single witness as valid F6:

in the very act;
or "in the theft itself", for adultery is a theft; it is an unlawful use of another's property; see this word used in the same sense, in Heliodor, l. 1. sect. 11.


F6 Maimon. Hilchot Eduth, c. 5. sect. 2.
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